Mônika is from São Gonçalo, Brazil and joined Rio School in 2018. She was selected over more than 100 candidates to participate in the Workshop and take part in the Rio School Team.
In an interview with Rio Magazine, an online Fashion Magazine, Mônika gave her testimonial about the project:
“Before Rio School I did not believe in the size of my potential, I was a very insecure person and any little joke that I heard about my appearance made me very sad. Throughout Rio School, I have been learning to deal with it. Now I am a totally different person, when I see an obstacle I go up and I do not get pissed by what people think. I feel beautiful and just as I am!
Before I thought taking a picture was just putting my hand on my waist and that’s it. In the workshop I learned that it was none of this, the motor coordination classes were excellent so that I could move my arms and legs at the same time. Not to mention that now, after much dedication, I can develop poses with any coordinated gesture, thanks to the online monitoring every week with Sandra, our Coach”.
For the full access to the interview in Portuguese: click here